MapInfo Pro

MapInfo Pro

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Joshua S.
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"Great & trustworthy program"

What do you like best?

I have been using MapInfo for years now and have enjoyed the easy to navigate program. I rarely have issues with it crashing and it handles all the functions of my job duties easily. I also still learn something new about it often in ways to improve and quicken my work.

What do you dislike?

In the past I have had a hard time making maps with MapInfo due to its layout feature being rather dated. This is something that you have been working on improving and I will revisit it to soon to see if I can use this instead of other software that I use currently for making maps.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

none that I can think of at the moment.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am often given excel sheets with addresses and have managers who want it analyzed or visualized. Geocoding and being able to export this to KML or CAD drawings has been a great help for people in my organization.

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Aishwarya S.
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"Be pro with MapInfo Pro"

What do you like best?

It is good to work as the interface is user friendly and it can be integrated with infoworks ICM so that it helps a lot when we are running out of infoworks icm license.The best is the user friendly interface of the MicroDrainage and its ability to integrate with the CAD software's helping the designers to design with their own standards. one of the best is the automatically size drainage networks as well as designing of the stormwater and foul water systems graphically. It is the best software which i like the most.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing in the software to be dislike but if it takes time to load big files but we can wait resolve it. its not big issue. The software is good one.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The easy import of CAD and GIS data which will reduce the time of the project. When we are in short of Infoworks ICM license we can use the MicroDrainage to understand how much volume of water is required for a pond with this much incoming water from a particular return period rain and apply that volume and level to our solutions instead of waiting for the license.The friendly user interface which will even help the beginners to work with an ease without feeling this is something new. MapInfo is the best software.

What GIS solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Prabhanjan A.
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"One stop solution for spatial analysis and mapping"

What do you like best?

I like MapInfo's unique format of saving all vector type data in a single file, which comes handy while working on typical water resource projects.

The raster analysis capabilities within the Vertical Mapper is very powerful and quite useful for projects involving flood mapping.

Also, I liked the Universal Translator which quickly converts the data into required format.

What do you dislike?

As an user of legacy MapInfo versions, it takes a while in the new ribbon based GUI to find the required tool/option. Suggest to add a "Search" button which would save a lot of time.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a very good tool for anyone working on water resource projects.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've been using MapInfo in flood risk assessment studies for creating model files, analyzing the results and to create maps.

Using MapInfo, it has saved lot of time and budget in the projects as it is quick for editing files and is able to handle big files of multiple formats.

Ankit A.
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"Powerful GIS application which will make your life easy"

What do you like best?

The faster speed of the application for heavy files which take much more time in some other GIS application such as QGIS or ArcGIS makes MapInfo Pro clear choice of users. Some of newly introduced tools and commands are also very helpful. The conversion from MapInfo Pro files to other GIS application files is good but need little bit improvement.

What do you dislike?

The zooming in of some GIS files to maximum level creates some problems and which makes very difficult to work on that GIS file. The data interpolation and analysis needs improvement. For example the kind of commands and tools are there in ArcGIS if can be implemented in MapInfo Pro then it will be an advantage. Similarly, QGIS also have some very great functionalities and tools which should be adopted by MapInfo Pro.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

MapInfo is a powerful GIS software for anyone who is working with GIS datasets and do a lot of analysis. I recommend it to everyone from the GIS domain also to people who are working in GIS intelligence domain which is a very emerging field.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am part of Flood modelling team and we works extensively on GIS data and layers. Our daily day-to-day tasks that are required for Flood modelling are done using MapInfo Pro right from data creation, analysis, mapping, etc. Without MapInfo pro, it will become very difficult. So while doing various tasks related to modelling such as data creation to final results viewing are done using MapInfo.

Supriya S.
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"Model Build made easy"

What do you like best?

Building model in this makes the rework less. Very interactive platform. The mapping is very good and accepted by clients. The clarity of maps is very good. Supports the TUFLOW model build very well. The universal translator tool is like a blessing. The autocad files and others can be translated very easily. The workspace looks very interactive and colourful. The options of digitizing is best. The cosmetic layer helps as this forms a scratch layer to base other model build layers. Supports multiple format files. The vector functionality is also good. Recently I used the combine option to create a rf polygon layer which will be difficult in other GIS software platforms.

What do you dislike?

It hangs sometimes while loading large files. But this can be managed. there should have been multiple undo option this would have made editing more easier.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Go for it. It is very handy and robust and very user friendly. Model builds are quicker. The snap and auto trace are very easy to use

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am building flood alleviation models in this. The multiple features like the points line and the polygon in a single layer makes the task easy of creation of layers. This is very useful while reviewing the layers. The rater analysis is also very handy. This makes the work very easy. The client require the format in mif and mapinfo forms a normal ground to submit these layers.

VISHNU K.
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"Attention hydraulic modellers be pro with MapInfo !"

What do you like best?

The best I like about is its integration with the Infoworks ICM which helps us to optimize the need of costly Infoworks ICM licenses, the tools which are really useful for example The Universal Translator. The adaptability of MapInfo towards the mbx files which can help us to run our own tool is great.

What do you dislike?

The worst thing is the undo button. you can only go back just one step back. another thing which I felt is that while copying a table only the data in the order is copied but the fields of that won’t be copied so it’s difficult when you have a large number of fields to play with.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

MapInfo is having one of the good interface which can be understood by a person who has a basic knowledge of GIS such adaptability of MapInfo such that it can be utilized perfectly from a starter to a pro is what make MapInfo superior from others. Yes if you are looking for a good GIS software then there is no need to think twice MapInfo is what you required dear fellows!!! .

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The Basic problem we were facing was the less license issue for the Infoworks ICM which got sorted out by MapInfo as its integration with the ICM is perfect. so we were able save time and utilize more time rather than waiting. Thanks MapInfo for such a good interface adaptability towards Infoworks.

Jennifer M.
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"Fantastic tool for all-round GIS functions"

What do you like best?

Really enjoy using MapInfo for all functions of GIS. From querying, spatial analysis through to making maps, the user experience is excellent. I have also had to contact Pitney Bowes support about various functions and they have always been happy to help and provide ideas on how to overcome issues while using the product.

What do you dislike?

A few things could be improved including more streamlined labelling and the ability to create mapbooks. Don't get me wrong, you can use third party tools to add this functionality however I would really appreciate this functionality within MapInfo itself as both are highly used and requested features.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I currently use MapInfo to service internal and external customers in a local government environment. We create spatial datasets, make maps, complete spatial analysis and much more utilising MapInfo. It more than keeps up with the needs of our department.

Sampad B.
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"Good, user friendly and organized. All solution in a box"

What do you like best?

I liked the tools available with mapinfo pro and the layer control toolbar. Sql select is a very good option. Conversion tool is also very useful. I can view the total layer information in one window. Map cad is also very useful tools.

What do you dislike?

Layout are too slow to work. Need improvement as too slow to work when multiple layer is open. Bing map quality is not good. High resolution map required. There is no option to set the view of layer depending on zoom. This is going to be useful for multiple layer. There is no 3d feature available. taking printout is not user friendly. The

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Best software for GIS in a box. Mapinfo pro is a software where you don't need any server. All data can be processed locally. Map Cad tool can used to draw precise vector. Sql select is a very good tool to query your data in a simple term. There are many inbuilt tool to work like converting data from one format to another format.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Processing of geocoded data is now easier and faster. Earlier we use to work on excel and process the data individually. Now coordinate can be processed once in a shot. We use mapinfo to calculate nearest distance. Use it to get point data within a circle. We calculate rout distance of one area in one shot, earlier we used to log the distance one by one and then calculate the total.

Edgar R.
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"excellent geographic information system. intuitive, stable and easy to use"

What do you like best?

It is simple to use and very intuitive, the search system by layers and names is great and comfortable to use, it allows you to modify the polygons quickly and easily, it is perfectly compatible with databases in Excel, it has a great variety of tools for perform studies of spatial analysis, the module to import layers is very stable and makes the transformation perfect

What do you dislike?

the module for georeferencing is uncomfortable to use, it is necessary to change and improve this module in future versions. it is necessary to improve the layout module, that is, to incorporate graphic tools that improve the aesthetics of the final map before printing. Another important element to improve is the font of the toponyms, it would be great if these were adjusted automatically according to the selected print scale

Recommendations to others considering the product:

is an excellent geographic information system, stable and compatible with the main databases, it is easy to use and learn, it is one of the essential software for all professionals in the geography field

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used this system of geographic information in its different versions for 8 years to make thematic maps of population distribution, maps for studies of electoral behavior and the results have been excellent

Maged E.
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"Very useful in my daily tasks"

What do you like best?

simplicity and ability to do so much in the tool and export to other tools. Telecom planning. MapInfo allows me to import many different layers to make decisions on planning network and future plans in the network which are very important. Not only that, but I am able to export the file in many other platforms if needed.

What do you dislike?

Bing maps keeps disappearing which causes me to have to redownload it and that takes time. Also when exporting a few layers, I would have to do one by one in order to make it work in google earth, and this process takes a long time if I have multiple layers that I need to export into other tools.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Highly recommended for almost any use in telecomm companies

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Telecom planning. MapInfo allows me to import many different layers to make decisions on planning network and future plans in the network which are very important. Not only that, but I am able to export the file in many other platforms if needed.

UG
User in Government Administration
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"A reliable GIS with strong handling, analysis and presentation functions."

What do you like best?

What I like best about MapInfo has always been the simplicity of the application and relative stability. At the moment the new interface that arrived with version 16 is top of my list. This encompasses a range of improved features such as tabs unique to content, easier to access functionality via the tabs and linking between maps and layouts, better layout control.

What do you dislike?

Two things come to mind. First is suggestion - provide shortcut keys to switch between selection tools and navigation tools. For example, the ability to quickly switch between the select cursor and pan in/out and zoom. This will speed up workflow. The other thing I dislike is that, compared to some other products there is a lack of analysis tools. For example, spatial statistical analysis and modelling.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Consider the detailed requirements for spatial modelling and data presentation, and consider against licence cost of other products. Mapinfo is good value for money.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business problems include providing information on where services are located, the characteristics of target populations by region, presentation of location information using maps, creation of spatial data and linking of administrative datasets using location attributes.

Guillaume F.
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"Top 1 Easy to use GIS Software"

What do you like best?

-The fast learning curve,

-Made for everyone, without having a GIS background,

-Connect to Web Services for third party need,

-The UI is up to date,

- Nice add-on with geocoding and drivetime,

- The custom background maps are really nice

- A lot of extension and possibility to automate via Map Basic

- The support community is well documented

- The support line is responsive

What do you dislike?

- The limitation of the tools comparing with other vendors

- No SaaS offering

- No real new functionalities since 10 years

- The licensing can be an headache when it come to subscription

- The documentation is old and in a PDF format, not online

- The lack of mobility friendly with the product

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You should move forward and adopt the product

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fast and simple use case are resolve. I am resolving everyday question with this product. It's an affordable solution for people interesting about geospatial analysis and don't have the bandwidth to buy expensive products.

This product can resolve problems in marketing, retail, insurance, oil and gas, finance, public transportation, environment, natural resources and Business Intelligence.

It is highly accessible to non GIS Expert. The Pitney Bowes Development Team have been really aggressive the past years to improve the product to compete against the other vendors in their segment.

I recommend this product to GIS and Non GIS Expert who has to answer Geo/Where Everyday Question il all industry

Mayuresh P.
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"A good software for model building"

What do you like best?

1. Universal Translator; very robust.

2. All the features in a single layer. This is just awesome.

3. Interface is good.

What do you dislike?

1. No save button for the workspace. You have to replace the file everytime which is bit annoying sometimes.

2. Lack of keyboard shortcut keys for various tools.

3. Lack of projections. There are few projections in Gulf which are missing.

4. Copying and pasting from one file to another takes too much time when the features are more.

5. Region Inspection in Grid Manager doesn't give the correct values. I used it for extracting average elevations from the raster for the buildings.

6. You cannot build your own symbology.

7. Geo-referencing interface is not user-friendly.

8. While importing rasters in newer versions i.e. 15.2.4, you have to tick everytime for each and every raster to give the projection.

9. Direct button should be present in the layer to save as a new layer rather than searching for the layer in Save Table.

10. Topology cleaning tool should be present, if dealing with complex features.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Flood risk assessments

Suhani C.
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"Go Pro with MapInfo Pro"

What do you like best?

It is very handy and user friendly. We can visualise TIN and DTM in a better way in MapInfo. We can easily digitize, modify the vector layers in MapInfo. Rasters can be visualized in a very good way here. It is better in many ways like copying the data from one layer to other layer. We can also simply change the classes of raster data for our ease. It is easy and can be learnt very quickly.

What do you dislike?

I feel like, the newer version is bit slow. The earlier versions were faster but 15.2 is slower than others. All other features are good to go. Rasters can be visualized in a very good way here. It is better in many ways like copying the data from one layer to other layer. We can also simply change the classes of raster data for our ease. It is easy and can be learnt very quickly.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Mapinfo is very easy and handy software.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been using MapInfo for my projects mainly including Flood Replacement Areas, Coastal risk management and river flood modelling. MapInfo gives a better platform to edit and view gis layers.Rasters can be visualized in a very good way here. It is better in many ways like copying the data from one layer to other layer. We can also simply change the classes of raster data for our ease. It is easy and can be learnt very quickly.

Mary Veronica A.
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"Good platform for hydraulic model build; however latest version is not user friendly"

What do you like best?

Ability to handle and edit large sets of data without the fear of data getting corrupt

MI tools to support TUFLOW model build

The platform is relatively stable and does not crash very often as opposed to other GIS platforms

Ability to handle lines, regions and points within a single file; thereby saving time and space

What do you dislike?

Latest version 16.0 is not user friendly especially editing and digitisation. The user needs to click atleast 2-3 buttons just for reshaping of nodes.

Because of multiple file types supported within a single file (Lines, polygon and point), snapping to the right type becomes an issue especially for TUFLOW GIS files.

MIF format not compatible with other platforms

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For raster images, the ability to work with ASC format should be added in Vertical Mapper. Everytime, the asc is imported to grd format and then has to be exported to txt format to supply client with ASC outputs. Considering the UK water industry, the softwares proves to be a pain at times.

Digitisation and editing options should be straightforward.

Ability to view only selected data within the 'browse Table' should be included

Different types of files (line, polygon and point) within a single layer file should have different colour for nodes so that TUFLOW users can snap to the right node

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Flood Risk Alleviation Schemes, Flood Risk Mapping, For legacy models, MapInfo Pro for MIF format files are the first choice

Indresh N.
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"MapInfo - GIS tool for UK water business"

What do you like best?

Ease of mapping, datastore for all asset data and excellent symbology options to create the best maps. I have been using MapInfo instead of ArcGIS and is very easy to create flooding maps for UK water company. The excellent user interface has made MapInfo most used mapping. This offers wide range of tools and templates creating option which makes work easier. The transportable files and size is much lesser than other GIS tools.

What do you dislike?

handling of heavy files (files more than 1GB) is not possible and crashes few times. Recent changes in pro version of categorizing the tools into sub sections makes it difficult to get started in the beginning. The standard layout of MapInfo should have been retained.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Create Flood mapping, survey plans, Handling asset data and creating inventory. The best tool for all UK water business needs, can create excellent maps for flooding, growth needs, catchment representation etc. have also used MapInfo for training purposes. This helped me to teach graduates and also senior engineers who were reluctant to use MapInof when compared to ArcGIS. This is definitely the best alternative for expensive GIS softwares. MapInfo is undoubtedly the best GIS software to use for all mapping needs and this is why is widely used by all UK Water companies.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Flood mapping, survey plans, Handling asset data and creating inventory. Data analyis of huge data is made easy and helps to resolve the duplicate data removal. Wide range of attributes and compuattions can be done

Keerthana S.
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"MapInfo - GIS needs of UK Water"

What do you like best?

The interface is user friendly. Tools are easily accessible

The symbols are well defined which are globally recognized.

When the map has been created clarity is very good in all zoom level. Geo-coding is good.

Universal translater helps in converting the different file type to mapinfo tabs and vise versa which is one of the best part as we can convert any file we recive to tab files and work on MapInfo.

Creating point from CSV helps in visulising the data what we have. Editing the data is easy. Help file in MapInfo helps to understand all the tolls uses which are in MapInfo. Stepwise description is provide in help tool.

What do you dislike?

When creating workspace the mapinfo gets slow or hanged and then crashes because of which we lose all the data that has not been saved. When too many tables are opened the mapinfo become bit slow.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

MapInfo is user friendly compared to QGIS and ARC GIS. All the work that a Arc GIs can do can be done in MapInfo to some extend the Auto CAD work can also be replaced by using MapInfo for simple plans like Location plan or any 1D plans that can be created using it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Working for Manhole and Ancilaary survey plans, Solution plans and extracting GIS data from clients database. Creating some manhole from X Y coordinate data which are in CSV format. Some calculation using the SQL queries. Creating thematic plans as and when required to represent some data.

Aaditya P.
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"If you're into hydraulic modelling, this is your GIS software."

What do you like best?

Mapinfo has many features which help me in creating the best GIS data for my updates to hydraulic model. Most of the times, I use the spatial and Table tools for majority of my work. In Spatial, mostly erase, disaggregate, combine, polyline to polygon, buffer for various tasks throughout the project lifecycle. Also we create Layout plans for survey scoping (flow survey, manhole survey) and using raster data we create accurate maps. Many tools are also present which make life better and you can also create your own tool because of mapbasic integration. Overall satisfied with project.

What do you dislike?

Since the new Mapinfo layout, the Table sorting has slowed down a bit. Can make an improvement there. Also, when zooming in and out, sometimes if you're in middle of editing or drawing new objects, it visually creates some problems, but gets sorted after you zoom in and out. So thats one. Overall I would say they have made pretty good with new update. So cheers for that.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ease of use, customisation of ribbon/toolbar, strong SQL and MApbasic for Automation.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Updating GIS files from using data from each other, like populaton updates, trade updates, sewer analysis, survey scoping etc. Most useful when we want interlayer data extraction.Also buffer is useful in many situations like whenever I have to rule out set of assets from survey for say being near watercourse or railway tracks, that is very useful there. Also if you use Mapinfo with some of the tools (eg. Stylist), you can easily manipulate data however way you want.

UE
User in Environmental Services
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"It's okay, but I feel it's lacking"

What do you like best?

I like that it's something familiar and works with our exisiting structure.

What do you dislike?

I feel that it's lacking in it's ability to do more complex things like web GIS and mobile application development. I understand that there's spatial ware, but it would be nice if it was like ArcGIS where it's all the same software.

I also don't like MapBasic. As someone who works in Private industry, it severely limits my ability to build skills relevant to other companies. Why not utilize Python which is widely applied through multiple industries and skills sets.

I don't like that MapInfo is not nearly as widely used in the United States as Arc, it severely limits me in my professional development. It's even hard to find any kind of mentors out there because it's used by such a small amount of people...

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get Arc. It's worth it, MapInfo is barely scraping by and is playing catchup. It may look slightly less expensive then Arc on the surface, but it's cost is more in annoyance and a severe lack of ability to really do much compared to how comprehensive ESRI's offerings are.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In all honestly, there is nothing that MapInfo solves that can't be solved at the same cost and more efficently then other GIS softwares. Our department is already talking about switching within the next 5 years to ESRI because in all honesty we find MapInfo to be a rather limited software.

We use MapInfo the same way we have been using it for over a decade, except we have to use other softwares to compensate for MapInfo's lack of ability. We use QGIS quite a bit as well as a desktop version of ArcGIS 10.2 to handle certain analysis and conversions not supported by MapInfo.

Elizabeth H.
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"Maps are good too"

What do you like best?

This package is very good and can create tables from data, data from tables, reports, maps with all kinds of data on them - however I just use it for quite simple maps. It finds addresses in a flash from text or postcode and I can populate the map with our specific data and produce block plans and location plans for information reports easily.

What do you dislike?

There's a quirk when in the layout tab the placing a shape in the map, I struggle to get out of the shape command.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The clean lines to the OS maps show the property lines are of great benefit when creating a location map for the insurers or solicitors.

Anthony L.
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"I produce thematic maps for OMP-GIS using MapInfo Pro for decision making in the plantations. "

What do you like best?

I like its UI which is more like MS office. Easy to manoeuvre around.

What do you dislike?

Not that I think of any. I pretty much like my experience with the software. However I still have a lot to learn and uncover with the MapInfo Pro.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Like any other software, the upgrades to mapinfo today will help you accomplish most likely any GIS related task that uncovers the impossibilities and gives you end result you deserve. MapInfo has built-ins as well. for example our OMP-GIS uses MapInfo as the primary host. It's fantastic I would say. Even more interesting its user interface has been transformed and is more or less similar to Ms Office.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Here's a few issues we had to address with the product [Pest & Diseases, Crop Yield & Production, Soil and Leaf Samples, (Nutrient Deficiency), rainfall, LULC and even the Terrain Analysis].

The company benefited through the Company Certified RSPO audit program done annually because we have evidence to prove we are complying with their P&C in the OMP GIS Database. The host (Mapinfo Pro) has been a Decision support tool for managers and agronomists in the industry.

Sphurti S.
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"GIS made easy"

What do you like best?

As a Hydraulic modeller, use of mapinfo pro is on regular basis....

SQL helps alot to sort things according to requirements

The minor details for layer on map is really helpful to categorise using our specified range with use of our own colour choice

Drawing layout has many features which are really helpful to give specified map drawing according to requirement of client

What do you dislike?

If mapinfo pro is used through Remote Desktop it’s really slow, it could help if any provision for use of fast speed mapinfo pro through Remote Desktop

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hydraulic modelling

For waste water network modelling using rasterised the LiDAR ro use elevation for particular propert

Utkarsha K.
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"Good Experience with MapInfo"

What do you like best?

MapInfo is user friendly, easy to work with. The best part is visualization of terrain and results. It has good interface and its files are easily accessible and can be opened in other software. It has good conversion tools and processing tools which comes handy when we have to make edits to given data or change format of the data.

What do you dislike?

I have worked in TUFLOW where MapInfo is used for digitizing, the thing I don't like is MapInfo is .tab format cannot be used directly in TUFLOW and every time there is change in .tab format, it needs to be exported to .mif format before running.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being a flood modeller, MapInfo is used for digitizing river reach and layers for the model built. It is also used for visualizing results, conversion of raster file formats, processing vector file format, etc.

Jim C.
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Verified Current User
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"GIS With Ease"

What do you like best?

MapInfo has always been the easiest to use GIS software, but the latest 64bit version makes it ever easier. Many time saving features have been built in.

What do you dislike?

No batch printing built in or add on available for the 64bit version, so we have to continue using v15 for our staking sheet batch printing.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We modernized telecom staking, going from hand drawn sheets to gps staking. I wrote 5 1/2 thousand lines of MapBasic code to automate a lot of the importing, styling and labeling of the features we use at different stages of the processing.

Wendy d.
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Verified Current User
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"Like riding a bicycle..."

What do you like best?

That after almost 15 years of being away from MapInfo software, that I could go back in and make thematic maps on the first day I opened it! I had gone from v. 3 to v. 12 !!!

What do you dislike?

Presentation maps not quite up to par, would have to go to a graphic artist to make the maps better, especially legends..

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Taking Census Canada data and re-calculating by polygons. In our case the polygons represent parishes.. This data along with other layers is then used to make decisions about grouping parishes into neighbourhoods

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